Signed Carte-de-Visite [CDV; Carte de Visite]

Signed Carte-de-Visite [CDV; Carte de Visite]

Millais, John Everett

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Price: $1,500.00

Place Published: London
Publisher: Fradelle and Marschall
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 6404


A Very Good Carte-de-Visite of the famous Pre-Raphaelite English painter and illustrator John Everett Millais, being a signed woodbury type photo produced by Fradelle and Marschall, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, below his image. Millais, a child-prodigy, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools which he did so at the tender age of 11. A highly-regarded artist, Millais produced numerous paintings, the most controversial of which was "Christ in the House of His Parents" (1849&50), a work which portrayed a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop with Jesus bleeding from a wound in his hand. In addition to being a highly-regarded Painter, Millais also establishing a strong reputation as an illustrator, quite notably producing illustrations for a number of the works of Anthony Trollope as well as of Tennyson's poems. He also provided illustrations for magazines such as Good Words. The CDV was produced by Fradelle and Marschall, a photographic and miniature-painting partnership between Albert Eugene Fradelle & William Shury Marshall, which maintained two studios in Regent Street, Westminster, London and which existed for only a short while (1873-1877) -- thus dating this CDV to sometime within that short period. [Fradelle seems to have stayed in business on his own for a time, but the firm is recorded as bankrupt by 1877.] The National Portrait Gallery, London, has 58 of their photographs, including an unsigned one like the CDV described herein but with some damage to the image background. The Gallery's holding of a like (unsigned) CDV demonstrates that this signed CDV is worthy of being held by any Gallery or institutional collection. A VERY GOOD CDV OF THE HIGHLY-NOTABLE ILLUSTRATOR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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